Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Blooms with Alicia

Good morning, Alicia with you today.  I love to take pictures of flowers.  Here I am scrapping a sequence of photos from some blooming bushes last year.  I pass them on my dog walk every day so I snapped these all within about five days from buds to full bloom.

I am fond of using all my scraps and you may notice my frame is leftover from the September 2017 past Club Q.  It provided the perfect place for my title to really pop and balance the stripes.  I cut the title with my Cricut, I have said before and I will say it again, Quick Quotes papers cut like butter in die cut machines.  The papers still hold up to shaping and distressing after die cutting as I have done with the layered flowers.


I thought adding a small flower as the dot on the "i" was a whimsical touch for my layout.

The purple mat on which I journaled was a piece from a former Club Q also.  Of course, all the flowers were cut from various scraps.  In fact, the only whole sheet I used was the Serenade 105, the striped background.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade collection: 101102103104 and 105

Other Products:
Flower Dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Title Font by Cricut Art Nouveau

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Monday, March 19, 2018

March Club Q Inspiration with Neva

Hello Club Q fans, I can totally see why you would fall in love with March’s Club Q.  

Neva here today to share with you how I stretched the contents of the March Ultimate Combo kit into seven layouts!  When I opened my kit, I was delighted that it featured the new Spring Showers, as the coordinating side not shown in the Club offering is all these lovely floral motifs.  

Along with the more masculine diamond pattern, I planned to make coordinating Mother and Father Day layouts. First up is the layout that will go in my album for Mother’s Day.

  • The centers of the blue sheet and floral sheet have been trimmed to be used as the center mat. With the double mat layout, it is all hidden! 
  • Smaller accent photos are matted with the center of the die cut circles as well as circle die cuts from additional paper in the kit.
  • The title is stamped in Capri Blue on vellum timmed to the banner shape, and heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder. 
  • Capri Blue and Island Orange are used to ink the layers.
  • The flowers are shaped slightly before adhering to the layout.
  • The vellum adhered with glue behind the stamped area and the right edge under the circle.
  • All the photos are journaled on the frame edges. 

Floral arrangement details:

Next I created layouts that will go into my boys’ albums.  As you can see, even though they feature different Spring Showers papers they coordinate beautifully.  The design and colors are similar, a great feature of scrapping with a kit!

  • Centers are Trimmed and used within the layouts
  • Mother’s Day photos are journaled on the frames.
  • Father’s Day photos are matted and have small journaling strips.
A close up of the title for the one page Mother’s Day layout:

  • A shaped frame from the kit is trimmed into two sections.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Capri Blue on vellum and is placed over the center tag. 
  • The shaped frame is adhered over the top.
  • The fabric flower base is formed over a large glue dot with die cut flowers added to the center. (The fabric was cut into two sections, one for each layout.)
  • A die cut butterfly is inked in Capri Blue and Island Orange. 
  • I think these two elements hide the “unfinished look” of the top edge of the title and add a nice balance to the layout.

Floral arrangement details:

The Father’s Day title is less involved and decidedly more masculine!

  • The sentiment is stamped in Capri Blue.
  • Raffia is wrapped around the top of the banner. 
  • Thin sections of raffia are threaded through the button and it is adhered over onto the banner.
Yes, I did scrap three identical layouts for Father's Day, one for my album and one for each of the boys' albums. With careful trimming I was able to use the two layout kits and the mini album kit to have enough matching papers!

Here are the two single page Mother's Day layouts I created for my boys' albums.  They may not appreciate girly layouts in their scrapbooks right now, but I know they will appreciate having these photos in years to come.

I have one more layout that I will share in a future post, to finish off the Ultimate Combo kit.  This is what I have left over . . . perhaps a card or two?  It is fun to finish off a kit, and know that you really spent your money well!

My favorite part of the March Ultimate Kit was the altered Canvas.  I  used the photo from our photo Christmas card greeting sent out for 2017 and the colors for the canvas were perfect!

I switched the large blue paper for the layouts above, but center section trimmed from behind is large enough to make the canvas.  The photo mats were adjusted to fit the photo I choose for the canvas.  I also used up the rest of the pearl embellishments to add a little extra bling.  This is now proudly hanging in my home!

By mix and matching from all four kits I was able to create duplicate layouts in record time.  Thanks for stopping by today and see what you can create from the B side of the Club Q kits!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:  Capri Blue, Island OrangeDeep Sea and Cactus

Other Supplies:
Hello Sentiments by Joy Clair
Date Stamp by Illustrated Faith
Celebration Sentiments by Hero Arts
Happy Birthday by Ms. Sparkle and Co.
Chili Pepper and Ocean Pens by Zig
Standard Circle Large by Spellbinders 
Family Stamps by Technique Tuesday
Vellum and Raffia from my stash

Thanks for stopping on over today for a visit!
~ Neva

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Twisty Technique with Dorlene!

Hey there, Dorlene here and ready to share my Club Q project with you.

Not only does Club Q pre-design layouts and project kits, but there's so much more you can do with them. I love the Spring Showers paper collection. It's so pretty and I just had to create something that shows it off so I pulled some papers and die cuts from the kits and made a couple of Twisted Pop Up cards.

I made one for my sister-in-law's 60th birthday and the other for my mom for Mother's Day. I can't wait to see their reaction to this fun, interactive and pretty card!

Before adhering the patterned papers, I inked all edges in Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Check out my instructional video and then make your own twisted pop up card.


  • Cut three pieces of card stock at the following measurements:
    • Card Base: 4 1/4 x 11 (score at 5 1/2)
    • Mechanism: 3 x 8 (scored at 1 1/2 on short side and 4" on long side then mark at 2 1/2" from the right and left on the top and bottom. Score an "x" to connect the marks)
    • Twisted Base: 3 3/4 x 11 (score at 2 3/4 at each end; flip it over and score at 5 1/2; fold it into a "w")

Patterned Paper:

  • Three pieces cut at 4 x 5 1/4 (mark at 2" at the top and each side then cut the corners off on two of these pieces)
  • Four pieces cut at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2

I said it in the video, but I can't stress this enough, be sure to decorate the four panels before adhering the twisted base to the mechanism. It will make your life so much easier!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
March Club Q (Papers and Die Cuts)
Spring Showers Paper
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Key Largo

Other Supplies:
Stamps by CTMH
Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad
Doily from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ Dorlene

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

By the Sea featuring Navigator with Rebecca

Good day, everyone! Rebecca here hosting today's blog post. The season of Spring brings thoughts of blooming flowers, robins and for some of the lucky ones... Spring Break! I used the Navigator Paper Pack to create the following double page layout.

"By the Sea"

This layout was inspired by all the strips of paper I had leftover from previous layouts I had created. I simply cut down the paper into strips that ranged from 4.5, 2.5, 1.5 and .5 inch strips.

I inked all the strips with Kokomo, Capri Blue and Sandy Shore.

I used one sheet of the colored world map paper on left side of the page and used the half sheet on the right side of the layout. I completed the right side of the page using the strips in various widths. I repeated layering strips on the left side of the page but went horizontal instead of vertical.

I stamped the flowers using Tropical Punch, the sea leaves with Cactus and the tree branches with Sandy Shore. I die cut the images and colored them with the same ink using a blending tool.

After matting and placing my photos, I began to layer my flowers, shells and sea leaves. I used a circle punch to punch out the circle phrases from the cardstock paper phrases.


I used a large die cut to mat the photo in the center of the page. I layers the flowers, sea leaves, and tree branches along the bottom of the photo. I had to strips left to use, so I cut a "v" out of the ends of them and placed them over the photo. I added some pearl flourishes as an added embellishment.

I repeated the flower layering on the right side of the page and added copper brads to the phrase I cut out of the cardstock phrases and popped it up with foam tape.

Although, I won't be "Spring Breaking" somewhere warm, this layout will remind me of the beautiful sea that is so blue. I hope you enjoyed today's blog post!

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack (Coming Soon)
Navigator Cardstock Phrases  (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Tropical Punch, Capri Blue, Cactus, Sandy Shore and Kokomo
Copper Brads

Other Products:
Tree Branches, Flowers, Shells and Sea Leaves by Heartfelt Creations
Pearl Flourish by Want2Scrap
Large Die Cut by Spellbinders
Other: Cardstock, Trimmer, Glue and Prills

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Inspiration with Louise

Hello Quick Quotes readers! Louise here, with some quick and easy Spring cards.

I am not a big fan of winter. This year, just after the first crocus poked through, we got hit with 2 winter storms. So, I'm thinking about Spring while we still have snow on the ground. I made these 2 Spring cards using the beautiful new Spring Showers collection.

I decided to use butterflies because I think they look beautiful with flowers.  Once I had the idea for the card, I decided to make it in 2 sizes.

I own several sizes of butterfly punches and dies. I decided to use 2 sizes for the small card and 3 for the larger one. 
  • The butterflies are punched from the backs of the Spring Showers 100 and 105 papers. 
  • For the body of the small and medium butterflies, I folded the wings back and dabbed the middle onto PowerPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confession. (The largest butterfly has a separate die for the body).
  • The wings are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Bermuda and Key Largo. 

I folded the wings back up before adhering them to the card. I used a small dab of adhesive  behind the body so that the wings stick up. Here is another photo of the small card:
I left the insides blank so I can stamp a sentiment when I send it. I think they could be used for thank you notes, Easter, female birthdays, or just to say hello. 

These cards were made completely with scraps leftover from a previous project. All of the papers in this collection go together so beautifully, that I could have used any of the papers. I chose the card sizes to fit in envelopes that I have around the house. You can make a card like this in any size. If you don't have butterfly punches, you can use this same concept with a variety of shapes including birds or flowers.

To finish the cards, I added a drop of liquid pearls for the butterflies' heads and some twine.

I leave you with another photo of both cards, this time with my snow in the background.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers 100, 101, and 105 (Coming Soon!)
Powderpuff Chalk Inks: BermudaMidnight Confessions and Key Largo

Other Products:
Butterfly punches by Kreaxions
Butterfly die by Quickutz
Twine by The Twinery
Liquid Pearls by Ranger
Black Cardstock
White Card Bases

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Easter with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today with an adorable Easter card using the new Spring Showers collection.

I wanted to make a cute Easter card for my niece, Grace, who is 5 years old. She loves Easter egg hunts and bunnies, so this fun card will be perfect for her.

This card came together really fast:
  • Die cut eggs from Spring Showers 101 and 105, then edged them with Bermuda and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Inks. 
  • Die cut grass from Spring Showers 105 and edge with Green Leaf PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Stamp the bunny and color. 
  • Next, paper piece the egg with Spring Showers 104. Edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Arrange die cut pieces and adhere to white cardstock. 
  • Pop dot the tops of the bunny and front two eggs. 
  • Add twine and stamp sentiment.
  • Mat on Spring Showers 104 and edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Collection (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bermuda, Tropical Punch and Green Leaf

Other Products:
Bunny and sentiment stamps by Art Impressions
Egg die by Sugar Peas
Grass die by Quickutz

Happy spring and thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, March 12, 2018

You Are So Loved with Rhonda

Greetings and welcome to the blog! It's Rhonda here today with a bit of Monday inspiration to 'perk' you up after Daylight Savings time.

I used a variety of PowderPuff Chalk Inks to edge the die cut pieces on my card. I selected the papers as they had a nice Spring feel to them. The sentiment is stamped in Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink and if you don't have it, definitely put it on your list! 

The coffee ring image is stamped with one of our 2018 PowderPuff Chalk Ink colors, Kokomo. To accent the design, I added some additional die cut pieces from my stash.

Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata: 100 and 101
Harmony: 102
49 Shades of Grey: 101
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Seabrook and Kokomo

Other Products:
Coffee Cup Die by MFT
Stamps by BoBunny
Floral and Bird Die Cuts by Tim Holtz
Other: Cheesecloth, Twine and Heart Gem

Thanks so much for stopping on over for a visit today!
~ Rhonda
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Beautiful Vintage Design with Connie and Canon!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Spring Showers Collection by Quick Quotes and my iP8720 Canon Printer. 

The photo I wanted to use was a vintage print and it was small, about 3" x 3 1/2".  I really wanted to make it bigger without losing details in the photo.

 The photo was scanned into my computer and printed out using the iP8720 Canon Printer.

I printed out the photo at a 4" x 6" size and was really happy it was so clear and crisp after being enlarged from a 3" x 3 1/2" pocket size photo.  The third picture in the collage you can see the difference.

I decided to use both photos on the page.  You can clearly see which one is the original print but can see details, that are in the picture, looking at the larger photo.  Love the contrast from old to new.

The journal strips were created using Microsoft Word and printed out using the iP8720 Canon printer.  (The journaling information is covered for privacy.)

The edges of the pattern papers were shaded with PowderPuff Chalk Inks. They have brand new colors for 2018 that match the new paper collections. The papers are gorgeous!!!!
Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Collection - Coming Soon!
Windsong Quotes and PhrasesPowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Key LargoCapri Blue and Midnight Confessions

Canon Products:
iP8720 Canon Printer
Other Products:
Darkroom Door stamps
Buttons Galore and More
Vintage Trim
Scrapbook Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Creative Cards with Alicia!

Hello and happy Thursday to you - Alicia with you today to host the blog! 

I have created a couple of shaped cards with die cuts using of our double sided card stock. It is a great weight for the card base but with enough flexibility so the card folds properly.  These cards begin with a 6x12 size sheet of card stock as the base.  I chose to use this beautiful water color green from the new Spring Showers collection.

This was the first time I played with my cactus card die set.  It was so much fun with all the cute accessories. Quick Quotes has coordinating papers that provide so many options for cutting and accessorizing. I used a punch to select just the right area to cut the flowers on the front.  I tucked the faux pot I added under the flowers to create a closure.

I cut the cactus twice and used panels from the second cut to decorate the inside.  I layered two cuts of the sentiment to make it pop!  Designing my character cactus was fun, this set came with a variety of eyes and mouths.

I also made the owl version.  I actually owned this die set first and have made a few different owls before this one.  I think this one is the prettiest yet primarily because of the gorgeous papers from the Spring Showers collection.  

The inside owl is so striking using the floral side of the paper.  I used the wing die cut and cut some of the side off to fit on the small owl.  I stamped my sentiment on the blue water color side with Cool Gray Powderpuff Chalk Ink.  I kept the interior of this card white for a striking contrast for the inside owl.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Tropical PunchCapri Blue Key LargoCool GrayJade and Midnight Confessions
Spring Showers (100, 102, 103 and 105 - Available Soon)

Other Products:
Cactus and Owl Fold-a-Long Dies by Sizzix
Pair-a-phrase Sentiment Stamp by Close to My Heart 
Scalloped Circle punches by Stampin Up

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Challenge 84 Winners!


We have a few winner's to share with you this afternoon from our Friday Challenge 84 - Love! Thank you so much for your beautiful entries, we just love to see your creativity!

Congratulations and Happy Shopping 
to our randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:

#2: Ellie


"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog)

 Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play, 
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 
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